Passion and Happiness Conference | 15th June 2018 | Institute of Passion Passion and Happiness Conference | 15th June 2018 | Institute of Passion


Passion and Happiness Conference

Unlock your passions and live a life of happiness and fulfilment

This ½ day morning conference enables delegates to take an active part in learning scientifically based evidence about how passion and happiness increase your well being and strengthen resilience. Join us to find out the latest research in passion and happiness so you can improve the quality of your life and work and also for your clients and teams.

Key benefits

  • Be inspired by exploring your passions
  • Develop tools to integrate passion and happiness into your daily practice
  • Build resilience in dealing with challenges and setbacks
  • Connect with scholars, thought leaders and like-minded passionate individuals

Who should attend?

Coaches, psychologists, well-being experts, HR, teachers, students, welfare, counsellors, health experts, team trainers, managers and individuals seeking greater well-being.

Key reasons to attend

  • Examine the concept of passion and get  practical insights to passion as a driver for happiness with the CEO and Co-Founder of the Institute of Passion
  • Hear more about the science of happiness and explore how this can impact society and the greater world transformation
  • Discover how igniting passion for life can lead to bouncing back and greater resilience from challenging scenarios
  • Find out about the 4P research-based framework and how to implement both in organisations and for individuals to integrate happiness and passion into daily practices
  • Interact with experts in health and well-being, share “the power of passion and happiness” and how it can improve quality of life and work
  • Explore in a panel session the psychology behind passion and happiness under multiple facets so that you understand the positive outcomes possible for society, schools, and organisations
  • Meet international speakers who will take you on a journey of interactive and censorial experiences to inspire the joy of fulfilled living


8:30 – 9:30: Registration and coffee & tea

9:30 – 9:40: Opening message and agenda

Mr Sok-ho Trinh (Co-founder & CEO, Institute of Passion)

“Passion is a driver to Happiness. This first edition of the Festival of Passion will demystify the concept of Passion, underpinned by the science of Happiness, connecting scientific findings to practical insights.”

9:40 – 9:55:  On the importance of Happiness

Chair: Dr Rona Hart

“Dr Hart will shed light on the science of Happiness and will explore how this impacts society and the world for the better.”

9:55 – 10:10: “Leaving to live” – learning from the Dalai Lama

Mrs Carolina Echenique (World spiritual wanderer)

“Carolina has come from far. After being physically, financially and mentally abused by her ex boyfriend, Carolina kept her Passion for Life. She decided to leave to live and learned to surrender after her encounter with the Dalai Lama.”

10:10 – 10:40:  4P research-based framework

Mr Sok-ho Trinh (Co-founder & CEO, Institute of Passion)

“The Institute of Passion’s research based 4P framework is a multidimensional framework which can be leveraged to create positive changes in society as demonstrated with organizations and individuals.”

10:40 – 11:10: Positive intervention: body, mind, voice and well-being

International VIP guest

“Enjoy a unique moment of happiness connecting with all your senses, with your body, and with your mind.”

11:10 – 11:25: Networking break

“Make the most of the conference and network with other happy minds.”

11:25 – 12:15 : Panel on “the power of Passion and Happiness”

Moderator: Mrs Patricia Soler (Biologist, Chief Commercial Officer, Institute of Passion)
Dr Rona Hart (MAPP Program Leader, senior lecturer, University of East London)
Mr David Bellamy (Founder and CEO, Happiness Lab)
Ms Serenade Norman (Clinical specialist physiotherapist and an earth citizen leader)
Mrs Tamara Littleton (CEO, The Social Element and Polpeo)
Mr Shamash Alidina (Founder, Museum of Happiness, Mindfulness author)

“Passion and Happiness are explored under multiple facets. The importance of  Passion and Happiness and its impact on society, schools, and organizations will be discussed by a panel of experts, leaders, and researchers.”

12:15 – 12:30 : Closing words

Chair : Dr Rona Hart (MAPP Program Leader, senior lecturer, University of East London)
Mrs Patricia Soler (Chief Commercial Officer, Institute of Passion)

12:30 – 13:30: Networking drinks

“Enjoy a drink while deepening your learning with the conference poster presentations and network with experts, practitioners and researchers.”

Speakers and VIP guests


Dr Rona Hart

Dr Rona Hart, Researcher, Trainer, Group-Counselor in Positive Psychology, Senior Lecturer MAPPCP | UK


Faisal Khan

Dr M. Seligman's assistant instructor - MAPP, University of Pennsylvania | USA


Serenade Norman

Clinical specialist physiotherapist, OXLEAS NHS Trust foundation | MALAYSIA


David Bellamy

Founder and CEO, Happiness Lab | UK


Tamara Littleton

CEO, The Social Element and Polpeo | UK


Sok-ho Trinh

Passionologist : social & behavioural researcher, co-founder & CEO, Institute of Passion | UK


Carolina Echenique

World spiritual wanderer | MEXICO

Rabieh Adib

Rabieh Adib

Co-founder & Deputy CEO, Institute of Passion | SPAIN

Mrs Patricia Soler

Patricia Soler

Biologist, Chief Commercial Officer, Institute of Passion | BELGIUM

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